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Alerts

UW Engineering Open House

UW Engineering Open House

on April 13, 2015 in Alerts

Students who are considering engineering as an option in college should join in the fun at the University of Washington Engineering Discovery Days on April 24th and 25th. Participate in hands-on activities demonstrating the variety of engineering disciplines, hear from a student panel and learn more about possible areas of study.

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Deadlines

First Full Length Version of the New PSAT Released

First Full Length Version of the New PSAT Released

on April 1, 2015 in Standardized Tests, Test Deadlines

Jed Applerouth provides an excellent analysis of the new PSAT to be offered to juniors this October 2015. This test will be used to establish National Merit status and is a good preview for all students scheduled to take the new SAT during their junior year.

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Events

PNACAC Spring College Fair

PNACAC Spring College Fair

on April 13, 2015 in Events & Workshops

Join college admissions representatives from these colleges at the annual PNACAC Spring College Fair on April 25th from noon to 3pm at Seattle University. Consider pre-registering here to save time and let the representatives know you were there!  

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Applications

2015-2016 Common Application Essay Prompts Just Announced

2015-2016 Common Application Essay Prompts Just Announced

on March 31, 2015 in Alerts, Application Process

Today The Common Application announced the 2015-2016 essay prompts. They provide a lot of opportunity for creative thinking on the part of students, I like them! We are pleased to share the 2015-2016 Essay Prompts with you. New language appears in italics: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful […]

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Heading to college

Tips for Soon-to-be College Freshmen and Their Parents

Tips for Soon-to-be College Freshmen and Their Parents

on June 4, 2013 in Heading to College

Sue Luse, an independent educational consultant, has provided some excellent tips for students heading to college and their families in the IECA blog.

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Paying for college

Comparing Financial and Merit Aid Awards

Comparing Financial and Merit Aid Awards

on March 31, 2015 in Paying for College

Here are some useful tools to help you compare your award letters from colleges: Award Letter Comparison Tool Advanced Award Letter Comparison Tool College Board Comparison Tool    

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Admissions

Update from Oregon State University

Update from Oregon State University

on February 27, 2015 in Admissions Process

Jarrod Larsen, the Seattle area representative for Oregon State University, provided an update on Oregon State University and answered questions regarding new programs and admissions. Here are some highlights: At OSU, both the College of Engineering and the College of Business provide GPA and course requirements online for future majors and all students who meet […]

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Career Tips

Landing That First Job

Landing That First Job

on March 24, 2015 in Career Advice

Lisa Bleich provides an excellent summary of a job-search presentation by Jenny-Lynn Ciappa, a senior VP at Hawthorne Search.

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